Cheryl Collins is senior advisor for Morino Ventures, LLC, the Morino Institute, and the Leap Ambassadors support team. She began working with Mario Morino in October 1992, during his “discovery/journey” phase that led to the Morino Institute’s formation in 1994. Since then, she has served in key behind-the-scenes roles and provided support to philanthropic, educational, and civic initiatives of the Morino Institute and family, including the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project, the Netpreneur Program, the Youth Development Collaborative (YDC) Pilot, the YouthLearn Initiative, and Venture Philanthropy Partners. Her operations roles have encompassed a diverse set of responsibilities, including technology management, editorial oversight, web production, knowledge management, and research. Previously, Cheryl worked with students in grades seven through twelve, teaching English, journalism, and creative writing, and she was a program advisor for gifted programs at the Arkansas Department of Education.
An active volunteer for her community of faith, she serves on Southview Community Church’s elder team. Cheryl received a B.A. from Hendrix College, an M.Ed. in administration from Harding University, and an M.Ed. in gifted and talented education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She lives in Northern Virginia.